National Jeweler Network



UBM in talks to acquire Advanstar

International media and trade show company United Business Media (UBM) confirmed last week it is in discussions to acquire Advanstar, an event and marketing service business based in New York. 


Industry veteran Larry Congress dies at 83

Lawrence (Larry) Congress, who had a career in the jewelry industry that spanned 60 years, died Friday. He was 83. 


What you might have missed

More reactions to RapNet’s decision to stop listing diamonds with EGL reports, the sale of a Mellon’s jewelry, and another bank leaving the industry were a few of the top stories on National Jeweler last week.  


Police make arrest in murder of Neb. jeweler

Police have arrested an 18-year-old man whom they suspect shot and killed a jewelry store owner during a robbery attempt at his store on Wednesday. 


ArtCarved invites shoppers to put a ring on it

ArtCarved has launched a nationwide contest that will drive shoppers into authorized retailers’ stores by giving them the chance to win bridal jewelry when they snap a picture wearing an ArtCarved creation.


JA NY Special Delivery slated for late October

Dates have been set for the JA New York Special Delivery show, a cash-and-carry trade show that gives retailers access to relevant, last-minute product to fill their showcases in time for the holidays. 


What you might have missed

All things Apple Watch and RapNet’s decision to part ways with EGL reports were among the top stories last week on National Jeweler.  


Jewelry firm to attend Chinese investment event

The Hong Kong Trade Development Council is hosting a meeting today designed to introduce Chinese and Hong Kong companies to U.S. firms for potential investment, and a firm that specializes in jewelry mergers and acquisitions is attending. 


Jeweler among those protesting peak season pop-ups

Local business owners in a popular Colorado resort town are calling for its government to impose restrictions on the number of permits granted to pop-up shops they say take advantage of the most profitable weeks of the year. 


European trade show adds smartwatches

As the market for so-called smartwatches continues to grow, Inhorgenta Munich, the jewelry and watch trade show held in Germany, announced that a number of smartwatch manufacturers and brands plan to exhibit at the next show.